Sports

July 1, 2013

Woodlawn claims title

Murray County school hauls in archery trifecta

Woodlawn Elementary School in Chatsworth has made a habit of bringing home plenty of trophies when it comes to the competitive archery, and earlier this year they added to it with both a state and national title.

Now, they need some space for another big trophy.

Woodlawn swept its competitions this year and capped off the season with a win Sunday at the National Archery In the Schools Program (NASP) World Championships in St. Louis, Mo. Shooting on the home field of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome, the Wolverines were certainly the hunters at this year’s championships.

Woodlawn, which had become the first elementary school to ever shoot a 3,300 score when they won the National Championship, broke that mark in winning the world title, shooting a 3,320. Hayden Elementary of Indiana finished second behind the Wolverines with a total of 3,277.

“We had the clean sweep, and we did it with smile,” Woodlawn archery coach Brad Bates said. “We have had a great week and have been celebrating an almost unbelievable week. It has been incredible.”

Last year, Woodland was the state champions and finished third at nationals and fourth at the worlds. This is the first time the school has won all three in the same year.

Four shooters finished on the medal stand for their grade, led by 6th-grader Braxton Bates and 4th-grader Ella Lance, who both had runner-up finishes. Bates, the son of the coach, shot a 287 (out of 300 possible points), while Lance finished with a 279. Two other Wolverines — Alyssa Laviana and Luke Headrick — finished fourth.

In all, the Wolverines took 24 shooters to worlds with the top 12 scores counting toward the team score. Woodlawn’s top-12 shooters averaged more than 276 points per shooter to win the title by such a large margin.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • CHS Lowe_Bartley 3 mlh.jpg Let’s keep playing

    Academic offerings played a big part in which college football program nabbed Christian Heritage School’s Nich Bartley, one of the area’s top players in 2013.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup: Coahulla Creek hurts N. Murray’s playoff hopes

    One play in the fifth inning, during which the sun got in pitcher Braiden Jacobs’ eyes, seemed to encapsulate the entire season for Coahulla Creek High School’s baseball team.
    But it could be one rule misinterpretation that defines the season for North Murray.

    April 17, 2014

  • NW region tennis 3 mlh.jpg Region tennis roundup: Six area teams clinch spots in state

    Dalton High School’s tennis teams finished their business quickly on the first day of the Region 7-4A tournament.
    Coach David Hilley had no problem with that.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Region track day 2 2 mlh.jpg All the way to the top

    En route to the Region 7-4A track and field championship Wednesday as the host school, Dalton High’s boys team found out what a difference a year makes.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Area middle school roundup: CHS girls soccer team earns shutout win

    Olivia Idom had the lone goal as Christian Heritage’s middle school girls soccer team beat Gladden 1-0 on Monday.

    April 17, 2014

  • After Deadline episode 21 (free)

    This week on “After Deadline,” The Daily Citizen sports writers Devin Golden and Chris Whitfield discuss the Northwest Whitfield High School baseball team’s prospects in the state playoffs now that the Bruins have clinched the Sub-region 7B-4A title and will compete next week for a region championship.

    April 16, 2014

  • Region track '14 8 mlh.jpg Battling the elements

    A bitterly cold wind was disruptive enough to shake up the schedule Tuesday at the opening day of the Region 7-4A track and field meet at Dalton High School.
    But those tough conditions didn’t stop some local athletes from excelling.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Raiders clinch spot in soccer state tournament

    With the formalities of earning a GHSA Class 4A boys state soccer berth out of the way, Southeast Whitfield immediately turned its attention to a little sibling rivalry.

    April 15, 2014

  • Prep roundup: Bruins set up region semis vs. Southeast

    With a roller coaster regular season behind it, Northwest Whitfield High School’s boys soccer team is back in its comfort zone.

    April 15, 2014

  • ‘After Deadline’ turns focus on Morris soccer

    This week on “After Deadline,” The Daily Citizen sports writers Devin Golden and Chris Whitfield discuss the Northwest Whitfield High School baseball team’s prospects in the state playoffs now that the Bruins have clinched the Sub-region 7B-4A title and will compete next week for a region championship.

    April 15, 2014

AP Video